If you have someone in your family who was a Mayor or Councillor or senior official in Auckland City between 1870 and the 1970s, then The Bush Index is for you.
It provides references to newspaper articles, mostly the NZ Herald, and to Auckland City Council Minute Books.
This database can also assist with information about local parks and other public services.
Note that this only covers the old Auckland City boundaries, that is just the north eastern, central business district and north western pieces of the Auckland isthmus.
The southern pieces only became part of the new Auckland City Council from 1989.